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Ribollita – Tuscan Vegetable Stew

Vegetable StewRibollita This simple and rustic soup, Ribollita, is Superfood for the Soul. It’s comforting and classic, easy to make and so hearty you almost forget how healthy it is. There are many versions of this soup, but I prefer to leave out the bread to keep it gluten free and a little lighter. One of the absolute keys though to its success is adding a Parmesan rind. When I have a block of Parmesan I cut off the rind and keep it in my freezer for dishes […]
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New Year’s Eve Food and Drink Ideas For Kids

New Year’s Eve with children means you might not even make it to the ball drop at midnight! But it doesn’t mean you can’t have New Year’s Eve fun with food and drinks the whole family can enjoy. I shared recipe and drink ideas on WPTV in West Palm Beach and took a few pictures on set. Find the recipes below and watch the segment for easy recipes you can make with your kids! Bacon Wrapped Pretzels 16 Pretzel Rods 1 16-ounce package […]
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Holiday Meals to Make Ahead and Feed a Crowd

  The holidays mean gathering with friends and family and making meals that feed a crowd! Making some of the meals ahead of time helps you enjoy your time with your guests instead of slaving in the kitchen.  I put together some of my favorite dishes to make ahead for breakfast, lunch and dinner when I’m hosting guests. I love my waffle maker and the smell of waffles cooking in the morning is incredible. The night before I set the waffle […]
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Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole

The word ‘casserole’ doesn’t do this amazing dish justice.  Fluffy eggs, crispy bacon, earthy sausage and indulgent puff pastry make this the ultimate make ahead breakfast. If you know me at all, you know I’m not a great planner, I’m often late and it’s not uncommon for me to rush  in the mornings.  Mondays I try and get the week off to a good start by packing my boy’s lunches the night before, […]
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Sheet Pan Steak and Oven Baked Fries

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw6J_hx9tac&t=4s Before you even think about going out to eat and spending too much money on a delicious steak, watch this video and learn how easy, and how much more affordable it is, to make your own steak at home. I made it all in the sheet pan, with a tiny bit of help from the cast iron skillet. Sheet Pan Steak and Oven Baked Fries 2 Excellent Quality Steaks (I used NY Strip) 1 tbsp unsalted butter 4 Russet […]
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Bacon and Egg Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A Bacon and Egg Grilled Cheese may be the absolute best way to start your weekend. I love making and serving these on lazy Sunday mornings, but I find it’s just as easy to make these ahead, freeze them individually and heat them up for quick weekday breakfasts with the kids. Dig in and enjoy the cheese pull! Bacon and Egg Grilled Cheese 4 scrambled eggs (If you want to know how to make perfect scrambled eggs, click here) 4 slices of baked bacon […]
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Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs are my kids favorite breakfast and they take less than a minute to prepare. So before you just give your kids a protein bar and toss them into the car, give these a try and fill up the whole family with a healthy, protein packed meal. Perfect Scrambled Eggs 4 large, pasture raised eggs (I like these because the chickens are healthier, which means the eggs are too, and they’re higher in vitamins A, D, and E and omega 3 fatty acids. […]
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Brisket Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

After a big Passover Seder, I have a lot of leftover brisket (PS, if you want to see my step-by-step tutorial on how I make it, check out my stories here. One of my favorite ways of reinventing leftover slow cooked meat, like brisket, is to stuff it into baked sweet potatoes. The combination of sweet and salty, smoky and rich is perfect and a dollop of cool sour cream and crunchy scallions brings my food back to like! It’s quite simply, just microwave […]
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Carnitas Tacos with Leftover Pork

If you watched this week’s Pozole Video  and hopefully you made it, you probably have a lot of leftovers. I turned the leftovers into the easiest Carnitas Tacos by simply draining the liquid, spreading out the slow braised pork onto a parchment lined baking sheet, drizzling a little olive oil and crisping up the edges under the broiler. I char the corn tortillas over an open flame and then I’m ready to assemble. Here is what […]
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InstantPot Slow Cooker Pork Pozole

Pozole is a slow cooked Mexican stew with big hunks of tender pork and hominy, along with chili and South American spices for a ton of flavor. I partnered with Smithfield, using their Boneless Pork Loin, to create this recipe, so I hope you try and comment on what you loved about it! Smithfield® is inspiring families to “shake up” their cooking routines with the Smithfield Fresh Pork Shake It Up Challenge, offering a chance to win $5,000 […]
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